From Silence to Sound: Composing Music for Film, Documentaries and Commercials

Jonathan Haidle

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19 Lessons (1h 52m)
    • 1. Welcome!

      2:43
    • 2. Class Project

      2:50
    • 3. Overview of composing for moving picture

      3:26
    • 4. Documentary: Jumper

      7:23
    • 5. Initial Work on Jumper

      9:26
    • 6. Narrative: Simba

      7:26
    • 7. Initial Work on Simba

      6:22
    • 8. Director Revisions: Jumper

      4:28
    • 9. Director Revisions: Simba

      3:31
    • 10. Alternative Revisions: Simba

      12:19
    • 11. Commercial: Deer

      6:37
    • 12. Commercial: Mannequin

      3:43
    • 13. Initial Work on Deer

      9:27
    • 14. Initial Work on Mannequin

      8:15
    • 15. Director Revisions: Deer

      4:05
    • 16. Alternative Revisions: Deer

      3:00
    • 17. Director Revisions: Mannequin

      4:06
    • 18. Final Thoughts

      1:08
    • 19. Student Critique

      11:58

Project Description

Create your own custom score

ASSIGNMENT:

  1. Pick one (or more) videos to work on.  There are 4 possible options via this link.
  2. Setup your DAW to score the video - start a project, load the video, choose your sounds/tempo/etc.  
  3. Preparation: add markers for start/stop points, as well as significant moments.  Each video has a creative brief that outlines a few hit points.  It’s fine to disagree, but just be sure to articulate *why* you are making a different creative choice (in the next worksheet).  
  4. Fill out the worksheet:  “Template - Decisions to be Made” for the video you chose.
  5. Upload an initial “rough draft” of your score idea - bounce/export the audio to the video and upload a link (you will need to use YouTube, Vimeo, Dropox, etc. to host the video).  
  6. Bounce/export your final version of your score (again, you’ll need to host elsewhere and upload a link to the project gallery).

 

DELIVERABLES:

  1. Start your project by uploading a screenshot of your DAW setup - how you are laying out your markers.
  2. Fill out and upload: "Template - Decisions to be Made." Use your imagination to fill in answers that, per the nature of this being a hypothetical situation, don't have a clear scenario. The important part is that you are thinking through these elements - regardless if it's just a simulated scenario.
  3. Upload a link to your "rough draft" idea.  This should be complete enough to convey your idea, but will be far from a finished example.  This is like what you'd send a Director for a first listen.  
  4. Upload a link to your final 

Reminder - you can't upload video to Skillshare for your class project.  You're going to need to host it elsewhere (i.e. Dropbox, YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) and include a link in your project.

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